I can’t tell you how glad I am to hear my state’s GOP lawmakers are reviving a push to pass an amendment banning gay marriage. Which reminds me: I’ve recently started reviewing films for my local public radio station, WFIU. You can see my first review, of the documentary film 8: the Mormon Proposition, here.I’m also including the beginning of the review below.
Just FYI, this review led WFIU to post, for apparently the first time ever, a … Read more
Here’s something awesome: A graduate student in school counseling who is publicly and vocally anti-gay is suing her school because university officials dared to suggest she might not be able to effectively counsel gay and lesbian clients.
I was directed to this story by Jon Newton of p2pnet; the Chronicle of Higher Education ran a slightly longer description of the lawsuit. Here’s the breakdown:
Jennifer Keeton, a student at Augusta State University in Augusta, GA, has been crystal clear … Read more
On the one hand, I’m pretty happy about the new Godmarks billboard campaign designed to counteract efforts to depict the Christian god as terrifying and vengeful. Because look:
On the other hand, there’s a problem with fighting back using weapons developed by the enemy. First, it gives legitimacy to those weapons, tacitly making it okay for billboards like this to pepper the highway:
And for politicians to say things like this:
Of course, the idea of using “God’s words” as … Read more
Sometimes Jon Stewart is just so on.
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My friend Clement showed me this video describing irrefutable proof of the existence of a higher power, starring Ray Comfort and our very own Kirk Cameron.
Best of all possible worlds, indeed.… Read more
what will we do without really good exposés of cults and such, like a recent shredding of the Church of Scientology?
Aside from skimming the occasional story about Scientology’s hold on celebrities or following the campaign of the civic protest group Anonymous, I really don’t pay a lot of attention to the day-to-day workings of the Church of Scientology.
A recent three-part expose of the Church of Scientology’s leaders, including its head, David Miscavige, caught my attention. The … Read more